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Biome/ecosystem where fresh water meets salt water.
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New satellite data reveals true decline of world's mangrove forests

New satellite data reveals true decline of world's mangrove forests | Mangrove Swamp | Scoop.it
New satellite imagery has given scientists the most comprehensive and exact data on the distribution and decline of mangrove forests from across the world. The research reveals forest distribution is 12.3% smaller than earlier estimates.
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This article provides information about the issues facing mangroves and what humans should do to help. This source includes currency, relevance, accuracy and purpose.
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Natural Wonders of the Caribbean (2005) - Mangrove Swamps

Considered by some as smelly, swampy areas and mangroves are an important ecological resource. Tolerant of the saline conditions of the coast, they provide a...
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This video shows location and a quick overview of mangrove swamps. This source includes relevance, accuracy and purpose.
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Mangroves

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With their roots in the water and leaves in the air, mangrove tree ecosystems support a diversity of life. Photos, videos and stories from around the world.
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Ecology of Mangroves

Ecology of Mangroves | Mangrove Swamp | Scoop.it
These are the tropical field pre-course presentation
outlines and papers for 2004 Tropical Marine Ecology of the Bahamas and Tropical Ecosystems of Costa Rica.
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Analiese Gerald's curator insight, November 8, 2013 4:31 PM

This journal entry is current as it was written in 2004. It is relevant because it gives a basic overview of what a mangrove swamp is and then goes on to describe the type of animal life in this type of swamp, adaptations the swamp has gone through, and human impact on the swamp along with information on the conservation of it. It has good authority because it was published by Miami University. The information is most likely pretty accurate due to the fact that they used a plentiful amount of sources to collect their information which are all sited at the bottom of the page.

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Nutrition of Mangroves

Nutrition of Mangroves | Mangrove Swamp | Scoop.it
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This cite includes the where the nutrients in the mangrove swamps is as well as other soil and water characteristics,net productivity and abiotic and biotic factors. 
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Mangrove Organisms

Mangrove Organisms | Mangrove Swamp | Scoop.it
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This cite provides a list of plants and animals in the ecosystem as well as a description of climate and limiting factors. 

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Relation between the Structure of Mangrove Forests and Geomorphic Types of Lagoons of the Baja California Peninsula

Relation between the Structure of Mangrove Forests and Geomorphic Types of Lagoons of the Baja California Peninsula | Mangrove Swamp | Scoop.it
Patricia González-Zamorano, Salvador E. Lluch-Cota, and Enrique H. Nava-Sánchez (2013) Relation between the Structure of Mangrove Forests and Geomorphic Types of Lagoons of the Baja California Peninsula.
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This journal article shows gives more insight to locations of mangrove swamps and detailed characteristics about them. This source includes currency, relevance and accuracy.
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Mangrove Trees

Mangrove Trees | Mangrove Swamp | Scoop.it
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The plants and animals are a key factor in the mangrove forests because very few organisms can live here on a regular basis. There are many species of animals that come and go because of the high self concentration in the water. This article also focuses a lot on the plant characteristics that allow them to live there. 

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Mangrove Ecology

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Mangrove ecology is the study of biotic interactions within mangrove swamp ecosystems. These habitats are significant not only for the biodiversity they repr
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This cite shows the water quality and lots of additional unique characteristics about the ecosystem. This source includes currency, relevance, accuracy and purpose.
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Photosynthesis and Productivity in Different Environments

Photosynthesis and Productivity in Different Environments | Mangrove Swamp | Scoop.it

First published in 1975, this volume provides a unique comparative treatment of annual and seasonal photosynthetic production in both terrestrial and aquatic environments on a world scale and examines the efficiency with which incoming light energy...

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This book shows the net productivity of mangrove swamps as well as other characteristics of the ecosystem, specifically page 207

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Mangrove Forests: Threats

Mangrove Forests: Threats | Mangrove Swamp | Scoop.it

Conservation of ocean environments, seas, coasts, the coral reefs and their magnicient diversity of marine animals and plants.

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The mangrove forests face threats just as every other ecosystem does and this source shows some of the issues facing this ecosystem. 

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Mangrove Case

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This case study focuses on the protection of mangrove swamps, specifically in Japan and includes some issues relavant to why humans should care. 

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